Karunanidhi opposes Bibek Debroy panel report on Railways’ restructuring

Chennai (MAS): DMK leader M. Karunanidhi on Monday urged the BJP government to reject Bibek Debroy report on restructuring the Indian Railways, arguing that the recommendations of the report would pave way for privatisation and render the Indian Railways a profit-driven sector without any social commitment.

In a statement here, he said the BJP government that had been showing enormous interest in divesting the shares of the profit-making public sector units, known as Navaratanas, and now it moved further to privatise the Railways based on the recommendations of the Bibek Debroy report. “If implemented the recommendations will severely affect not only the poor and middle class passengers, but also railway employees,” he said.